Hinduism and the Baha'i Faith
Moojan Momen

Hinduism and the Baha'i Faith

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A comparison of Hinduism, one of the most ancient of the existing religious traditions, and the Bahá'í Faith, the most modern.

Dr Momen examines the Bahá'í approach to:

  • Darshana
  • Dharma
  • Moksha

and gives an account of:

  • significant Hindu prophecies
  • the Bahá'í social teachings, laws and history
  • the Bahá'í community.

Hinduism is one of the most ancient of the existing religious traditions; the Bahá'í Faith is the most modern. Here is an introduction to the Bahá'í Faith for those of the Hindu tradition.

Most presentations of the Bahá'í Faith have been from Western, Christian or Islamic viewpoint. This approach excludes much of the world's population. By presenting it from the perspective of the Hindu tradition, Dr Momen provides people from this background with information about the Bahá'í Faith in a way which is meaningful to them while giving Bahá'ís new insights into their religion.

About the Author

Dr Moojan Momen was born in Iran but was raised and educated in England, attending the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the study of Shi‘i Islam and the Baha’i Faith, both from the viewpoint of their history and their doctrines. In recent years, his interests have extended to the study of the phenomenon of religion. His principal publications in these fields include: The Babi and Baha’i Religions, 1844–1944: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (George Ronald, 1981); Introduction to Shi‘i Islam (George Ronald and Yale University Press, 1985); and The Phenomenon of Religion (OneWorld, Oxford, 1999, republished as Understanding Religion, 2008). He has contributed articles to encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World as well as papers to academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East StudiesPast and PresentReligionBaha’i Studies Review, and Iranian Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Pages: 96 
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm (8.5 x 5.5 in)
Weight: 134 g

ISBN: 978-0-85398-299-9


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